The Hon Susan Ryan AO FAICD, MA ’74, Dr h. c. ’17 has had a remarkable career advancing equal opportunity legislation and policies for women as well as the rights of older Australians. She was the first woman to hold a cabinet post in a federal Labor government and Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner. In recognition of her achievements she has been awarded the 2018 ANU Alumna of the Year.
Are you cured? That’s the question being asked of Professor Ian Chubb AC after his remarkable recovery from cancer. He says he doesn’t know, but hopes so. He tells Ross Peake the experience has inspired him into a campaign.
I grew up in Central Western NSW and feel the spirit of the bush in my blood. It’s because of this passion that I have devoted my research to situating the complexities of sexual harassment in rural and remote Australian workplaces.
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Matthew Teh, BSc ’17, LLB (Hons) ’17, felt privileged to make new friendships while indulging a passion for geoscience.
It’s been several years since Zakaria Bouguettaya and Andrew Clapham graduated, but they’re still at the fingertips of about 40 per cent of ANU students and more than 10 per cent of all university students in Australia. Eva Medcalf reports.
Miscommunication in hospitals can have fatal consequences for patients. What can be done to improve how clinicians share patient information? Evana Ho reports.
The truth about the tiny island of Banaba needs to be told to a wider audience, as Kate Prestt reports.
A loans scheme invented at ANU is capturing worldwide attention, as Kate Prestt reports.
A community-led ARC project is identifying Indigenous figures for inclusion in a new book, as Malcolm Allbrook writes.
For the first time, ANU fielded an entry in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide. But it was hard work to even get to the start line.
Native wildlife living near cities are losing their habitat but a new project aims to save them, as Aaron Walker reports.
An artist, a physicist and a classicist at ANU may have together overturned a 2,000-year old theory about Roman glass making.
Personal control is widely recognised as a fundamental psychological resource and a powerful influence on wellbeing throughout life. A sense of control in one’s daily life and social environment is particularly important during life transitions.
When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them that I’m a philosopher, their expression often evinces a mix of embarrassment and amusement.
Dr Christopher Sainsbury is an accomplished composer and a highly experienced music educator. His work and commissions range from Australian community choirs and youth orchestras to professional performers such as Erik Bosgraaf and Izhar Elias (two of the Netherlands’ leading avant-garde performers), the Spanish guitar virtuoso Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, and locally the Australian Chamber Orchestra. As an Australian composer from an Indigenous background, he directs the Australian Indigenous Composer Initiative. Relating to this heritage he fosters a sense of regional identity in his work – the articulation of regionalism in music composition. Before his appointment at ANU he was the Head of Arts, Music, Screen Studies and Theatre at Sydney’s Eora College, an Aboriginal vocational education college based in Redfern. Here he reflects on a day in his role as Lecturer at the ANU School of Music.
After more than three decades at ANU, Photographer Stuart Hay has vivid memories of the towering figures who have marched across the campus.
Melinda Walker and Adam Agius met on campus after a gig. They have been rockin’ out together ever since.
The issue of gender equality is at the forefront of current debate and there is wide public and policy interest, as Emily Hazlewood reports.